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Picturesque Pingyao – a glimpse of old China

Last week was Qingming  – aka Tomb Sweeping Day – offices and schools in China closed for three days holiday so that people had time to travel to their ancestral tombs to remember family members who have died, honour their … Continue reading

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A break from Beijing – four days in Chengde

In China, the first week of October is known as ‘Golden Week’ and is a national holiday. Most businesses close for the week, though everyone has to work the following Saturday and Sunday to make up the time.  We decided … Continue reading

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